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Projecting a good image - AAXA Micro Projector Plus review

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Keynote on the iPad might encourage you to take your show on the road and present without a traditional computer.  In preparation for a talk I’m giving at the local Apple Users Group, I have been experimenting with Keynote and the M1 Micro Projector Plus from AAXA ($299 to $339 at www.aaxatech.com).

 



I Hate Sneezies - The Addiction Is Back

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The second game I reviewed on my iPod Touch was Sneezies (published by Clickgamer, developed by Retrodreamer, review here).  Back then I didn't have a ton of games, so anything I got I kept on my device.  The problem was, while I didn't play Sneezies for hours at a time, it was still way too tempting for me to launch the game and play it for a while instead of playing some game that I was supposed to be reviewing or beta testing.  I finally had to remove the game from my iPod so I could move on with my life and become productive again.  For a long time I was good.  And then it happened.



Shredding iRig Style on your iPhone!

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In our current print issue, I shared some examples of the unique and not un-cool ways you can use your iPhone or iPod to master your own music recordings. One of my musician buddies recently pointed me to the PRS Guitarbud, and now IK Multimedia is releasing the iRig. An audio plug adapter that turns your iPad/iPhone/iPod touch into an amp and effects system...read on for more press release info...

iRig Plug Interface Adapter



Everything you need to know about reading books on the iPad

Well, maybe I exaggerate in the subject of this post. But an article in TidBITs is an excellent source if you're at all interested in reading books on your iPad.



Mondo Solitaire - You won't get bored with this one!

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If you like solitaire, you'll want to check out Mondo Solitaire. The app includes more than 100 different solitaire games, as well as 200 different combinations of playing.



iMail

Letters to the editor and publisher of iPhone Life magazine. Unless otherwise indicated, all responses are from Rich Hall, Managing Editor of iPhone Life (rich@iphonelife.com)


Appreciates focus on parenting and moms


Just a word thanking you for the work your group has done on the use of tech and specifically iPhone for parents (iphonelife.com/blogs/tracy-sebastian). It’s very solid, fun, and readable stuff... and it’s helped my wife and I better utilize the iPhone as a parenting tool... I check back often for updates!


Tim Chambers


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Fly Kiwi, Fly! - A Simply Delightful Distraction

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In today's App Store, it's easy to find a plethora of games featuring zombies; just as it's easy to find fart apps, overpriced flashlights, and a myriad of other uninspired creations. However, this is only one side of the story - there are also many wonderful apps to be found hidden among the rubbish. Today I'll be touching briefly on "Fly Kiwi, Fly!," which is one of the most enjoyable games I've played on the iPhone platform.



iView: No More Laptop

I've been waiting 25 years for the iPad!

In 1985, our company launched a print magazine about the new 9-pound HP 110 Portable PC— the first clamshell DOS laptop. The HP 110 was designed by the HP division that invented the calculator. Hewlett-Packard applied its considerable knowledge of small computing devices and created the HP Portable.


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iPhone App Marketing Secrets

Top selling app developers discuss marketing strategies that didn't work

In the last issue we examined samples of some of the winning strategies used by some of the most successful app developers out there. Positive marketing strategies and tips are even more crucial in the vast app ocean. This will become even more important with the influx of new apps developed for the iPad. For an app to be successful, you need to get the word out and have it stand out from the crowd. Since Apple doesn't help developers with marketing specifics, it is even more crucial to learn what works and what doesn't work in a hurry.

In this second part of the series, we are going to examine what marketing strategies didn't work for these developers and should be avoided.


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Award-Winning App Developers

Excerpt from iPhone Design Award-Winning Projects

iPhone Design Award-Winning Projects, by Chris Dannen, profiles developers who have received the prestigious Apple Design Award for iPhone app excellence. This book explains what makes these apps truly standout, including explanations of great user interface design and implementation, as well as the code under the hood that makes these the most responsive, intuitive, useful, and just plain fun apps running on the iPhone.


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